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UPDATE: Paul Ryan at YSU; Vindy's Dave Skolnick on MSNBC

Published: Sat, October 13, 2012 @ 10:15 p.m.
  Skolnick talks to MSNBC

The Vindicator's David Skolnick was on MSNBC Saturday, Oct. 13, to discuss his views on this year's presidential  campaign in Ohio.

The Vindicator's David Skolnick was on MSNBC Saturday, Oct. 13, to discuss his views on this year's presidential campaign in Ohio.




U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for vice president, told a crowd at Youngstown State University today that he and Mitt Romney, the party’s presidential candidate, will fix the problems of job loss, dependency on foreign aid and oil, and health care, if elected.

Ryan, who lives in Janesville, Wis., said Youngstown reminds him of his hometown.

“We come from similar areas,” he said. “Please know we want to get these manufacturing jobs back here. We want to make sure that this is a country and a society where we are the envy of the world, where we’re No. 1 in manufacturing again, not second to China, like we are right now.”

Ryan spoke for about 17 minutes to the crowd of about 1,400 in YSU’s Kilcawley Center — including an overflow room of 200 who watched him on a giant-screen TV — and then answered six questions during a 42-minute town hall.

During his appearance, Ryan aggressively criticized Barack Obama, the Democratic incumbent.

“I’ve never seen a president so partisan as this one,” Ryan said.

He added that when Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he successfully worked with an overwhelmingly-Democratic state Legislature.

Ryan said you shouldn’t “demonize the other party,” and Romney was able to “find common ground” without compromising his principles.

Ryan campaigned in the heart of one of the most Democratic areas of Ohio, a key battleground state. Obama won Mahoning and Trumbull counties in 2008 over Republican John McCain by 20 percentage points.

But Republicans have not shied away from coming to the area recently. On Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a prominent Romney surrogate, campaigned in Lordstown.

In a written response, Danny Kanner, an Obama campaign spokesman, said: “A PowerPoint can’t hide the simple truth: all Romney and Ryan are offering is the same failed policies that led to the crisis and punished middle class families in the first place.”

Ryan used some graphs and charts during his appearance at YSU.

After the YSU event, Ryan and his family visited the St. Vincent De Paul Society Dining Hall, next door to The Vindicator, to serve food to the poor, but breakfast time had passed. Instead, they washed dishes.

For the complete story, read Sunday's Vindicator and Vindy.com


1DOLE2(594 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Could this guy be for real? I hope so....Fresh air

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2VindyPost(436 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

This Guy is A Speech Artist!

Paul Ryan?? Oh, C'mon...HE and HIS people prefer to shut down manufacturing throughout the U.S.! Now, HIS "twisted speech" is to SAVE and Bring Back Manufacturing? Please don't try to rub elbows and "act" like you're our (distant) "cousin" from Wisconsin---Paul Ryan is no-way near a family member, neighbor, friend, or any associate to represent Y-town. A FOE!

Again...OUT OF TOUCH, Typical blunder. Clueless. Ignorant .
He just says what you want to hear- Absolutely no concern with Middle Class. And frankly, Paul Ryan is Absolutely NOT concerned with Youngstown Manufacturing.

Paul Ryan and His Type of People are responsible For Sending Jobs, Businessess, and Manufacturing off to China way back--perhaps even BEFORE Pauly was born!!!

Don't let this guy influence one tiny bit.

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3reallytired(84 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

lets see, clueless, ignorant,typical blunder, this is normal reponses from liberals,, if you can't win a argument,, go right to name calling,, page 10 of the Chicago Dirty Politic Handbook,, Paul Ryan is closer to a Y-town person then Obama is,,

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4isaac45(267 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

did he bench?

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5gdog4766(1495 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

I'm sure the crowd really held his feet to the fire. I'll bet the questions were tough and deep.

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6Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

I get such a chuckle out of people name calling and putting down a candidate instead of saying why the other candidate is better. So funny. That is why I'm Independent.

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7nojimbo(223 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Ryan has alot of chutzpah going to St. Vincent dePaul. His budget is the ANTI-St.Vincent dePaul budget. On St.Vincent dePaul's website they have a number of position papers in direct opposition to Ryan and his Ayn Rand view of government. The "Vincentians" seek a mandated "living wage" and health care to all regardless of ability to pay, not Ryan's "you're on your own, good luck" philosphy (http://www.svdpusa.org/Resources/Voic...). Ryan at St. Vincent dePaul, what a joke.

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8liltrixie(1 comment)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Paul Ryan you were great to see in Ytown today! If all the people worried about the poor would donate their energies to the poor we would be in better shape.I missed the part in the bible were it said the rich should pay more in taxes to fund government programs to help the poor. NO, it says to help the poor and be charitable which is exactly what Mitt Romney has done.It also says though shall WORK 6 days and rest on the seventh.Great to see more UAW for Romney out today! Romney/Ryan 2012!

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9jeratboy(127 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

nojimbo, Catholic social teaching is consistent with the Ryan budget. Cardinal Dolan had to agree. Just because the Vincentians say something does not make that church teaching.

The actor that played Pauly Walnuts has a brother that is a priest and he has written much about this subject. There are church encyclicals about this subject. Educate yourself.

At least the bishops have come out and said that Biden was wrong about Obamacare in the debate.

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10Knightcap(698 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

This country cannot afford another four years of Obama. The national debt will be 20 trillion if that idiot gets elected again. Obama the Liar said he would have the deficit cut in half after his first term. Well he flat out lied. There's hardly any economic growth and Obama does not have a plan or budget to work on. Just because Obama is blind to all the woes you don't have to be the other part of the phrase "the blind leading the blind".

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11isaac45(267 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

how long did it take him to finish his speech?

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12theotherside(333 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

One recommendation on the election is that every Catholic has to weigh his or her own conscience on who to support for any given office, including the presidency. In this consideration includes the reality that both parties and both party's candidates are both right and both wrong in their positions. What Catholics have to decide is which candidate will do the least harm and vote accordingly.

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